One of the most recognizable cars on the road is going to be a little less recognizable starting this year. The reigning bestselling car in the United States, the Toyota Camry, is getting a design overhaul for the 2015 model.
Toyota made the announcement today at the New York Auto Show. The redesign takes the same chassis and builds an entirely new car on top of it, using nearly 2,000 new parts. In fact, looking at exterior and interior, the only direct holdover from the previous Camry is the roof. The result is a slightly longer car with a sharper, more sporty front end. Meanwhile, the interior looks more luxurious and high-tech. The infotainment system will be anchored by a 4.2” TFT display, and you’ll have a few ports to charge your mobile devices. On every grade of 2015 Camry besides the basic LE, the display will be surrounded by 3D Optitron gauges – it might be a family sedan, but it’s the family sedan of the future.
The 2015 Camry will come in four grades – XSE, Hybrid SE, LE, and XLE. The first two are new, with the XSE being a more sporty grade. The LE is still the basic grade, while the XLE is the premium, luxury model. Regardless of which one you get, the 2015 Camry will be much quieter, mostly thanks to more insulation and better door and window seals. Under the hood, you’ll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder V6, 3.5-liter four-cylinder V6, or a 2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle engine with a Hybrid Synergy drive matched to an E-CVT, if you get the 2015 Camry Hybrid SE.
So, in some ways, it’s still the good old Camry – you can get a more sporty-looking version, but all those engines still say family sedan. Of course, I don’t think Toyota wanted to get too far away from that image – you don’t want to mess too much with a good thing. The 2015 Toyota Camry will arrive in dealerships sometime in the fall.